Research Assistant Professor
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009
A.B., Harvard University, 2001
James Y. Stern received an A.B. in American history and literature from Harvard University. He subsequently taught history in England as a Harvard-Shrewsbury Fellow. He received his J.D. from Virginia, where he was awarded the Roger and Madeleine Traynor writing prize and served as articles development editor for the Virginia Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He served as a 2011–2012 Olin-Smith Fellow at Virginia and was awarded the American Inns of Court Foundation’s Temple Bar Scholarship in 2011.
Stern’s research interests include property law and private law theory, civil procedure, conflict of laws, and remedies. He is particularly interested in the relationship between private law and procedural questions. He has also taught on the subject of statutory interpretation.